Pinterest is one of the social networks that I think a lot of people still don’t get. I think because it doesn’t evoke the need for conversation and individual interaction like Twitter and Facebook, it ultimately confuses the purpose of the ‘social’ status.  It really took me a while to get into Pinterest, and once I got the ropes of it I can’t be without it.  This is a platform in its own right, as I am getting just under 29,000 average views a month for my pins alone. I see it as a platform for my own inspiration needs rather than another avenue to boost followers ( although that may be a trick I am missing).  Here are some helpful tips to try to get the most out of Pinterest to aid your blog.

Use Pinterest to promote new posts and content

It is definitely worth adding a pin it button to your website, it is all about creating sharable useful content that your reader can easily pin to their Pinterest board.  I have an Adorngirl board for my fashion and lifestyle posts and Adorn Adore for my beauty reviews There is every opportunity for content to go viral.
Follow Adorngirl’s board Adorngirl Blog on Pinterest.

Use Pinterest to get a better understanding of your audience

It is fascinating to see what gets pinned from Adorngirl, and has ultimately given me great insight into what people like, and what they would like to see more of.  My most popular pin to date is this lifestyle shot from the White Company press day, and still get the most impressions driving people to my boards, and my blog.  

 

Follow Adorngirl’s board All In The Detail on Pinterest.

 Use Pinterest for new ideas for blog posts

I have a secret board titled post ideas. When I see an image or stylish flat lay I repin to my secret board which of course no one can see, and it inspire me for possible posts when I get writers block.

Follow Adorngirl’s board Backstage on Pinterest.  

Use Pinterest as a shopping basket

Pinterest is awash with products you can use for your own gift guide rounds ups. I have found some many great Etsy finds from others Pinterest boards.  Follow Adorngirl’s board Accessorize on Pinterest.

 

How do you like to use Pinterest?